Resources

MASC is excited to introduce our latest member resource, the MASC Map. In the form of an engaging road map, this hyperlinked PDF includes everything one might need to kick start their MASC journey

 

Some of these links below are openly shared Google documents. Often you cannot access linked documents in Google drives through a school system account. Please consider using a personal or different email whenever you try to access those documents.

On this page, you will find resources for a variety of items.  

These resources are mainly for students of middle and high school-age and therefore some resources, although really good, do not meet our target audience. MASC is not an “advertising” organization for all things.  

All the information on this website is published in good faith and for general information purpose only. MASC does not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability, and accuracy of the information on other websites (labeled as “link to an outside source”).

If you find a “broken link” or feel that any information linked is inappropriate, please contact MASC Executive Director at Niete.Moodie@mdstudentcouncils.org or Assistant Executive Director at Karen.Crawford@mdstudentcouncils.org

AdvisorsFrequently Asked Questions

Advocacy and Civic Engagement

Link to Outside Sources (MASC has no ownership or control of outside resources)
Maryland Voter Registration (maryland.gov/voter_registration)
• Maryland General Assembly (maryland.gov – MD GA website)
• My School Votes (When We All Vote)
• When We All Vote (link to an outside source)
• Register My Vote (Register My Vote)

Safety

– Bus Safety PSA with MASC students    (MASC has no ownership or control of outside resources)

Safe Schools Tip Line -download app, report issues online (schoolsafety.maryland  (MASC has no ownership or control of outside resources) 

On-Line Digital Safety & Social Media

Link to Outside Sources (MASC has no ownership or control of outside resources)
• #ICANHELP (https://www.icanhelp.net/)

Environmental Items

– MASC Monthly Green Goals

Link to Outside Sources (MASC has no ownership or control of outside resources)
– Maryland Green Schools List (MAEOE.org/green schools)
– Maryland Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education  (MAEOE.org) – application for Green Schools
–  www.NoTobaccoLitter.com
– Link to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation
– Composting at Home  (article link)
– Compost with Coffee Beans (article link)
• Composting article (Well Gardening.Com link)
• The Beginner’s Guide to Composting – Surprisingly Simple Super Soil (link to an outside website)

Health & Mental Health

• Maryland Mental Health Resources (link to google doc)

Link to Outside Sources (MASC has no ownership or control of outside resources)
• National Institute of Mental Health (brochures and fact sheets by topic) (https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications) and Immediate Help for Mental Illness (https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/find-help)
• OneLove – promoting healthy relationships (meets MSDE health curriculum standards) (https://www.joinonelove.org/about-yeardley/)
• Virtual Mental Health Resources (link to google doc)
• Work2BeWell (Mental Health Resource) (Work2BeWell)
• Teen Mental Health During Quarantine (https://study.com/resources/teen-mental-health)
• Teenage Depression (https://inlandempiretms.com/teenage-depression/)
• Cyber Bullying – 10 Things Teens Want to Know (https://www.unicef.org/end-violence/how-to-stop-cyb)
• Cyber Bullying – Resource for Parents (https://www.broadbandsearch.net/blog/cyber-bullying-statistics)

Tobacco, Drugs, and Alcohol

Link to Outside Resources (MASC has no ownership or control of outside resources)
• Heroin / Opioid Toolkit  – MD State Dept. of Education (MSDE resource)
Teen Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Talking to Children and Teens About Drugs
Addiction Resources
Alcohol Rehab Help
Addiction Center Help
•  Alcoholism Warning Signs
Needing Alcohol Rehab?
Drug Rehab for Teens and Young Adults
Therapy Resources for Addiction Treatment
What to Know about Binge Drinking

Resources that describe e-cigarettes, quitting resources for teens, and general tobacco prevention information (MASC has no ownership or control of outside resources)
• Surprising facts about e-cigarettes/vapes and how to get help
• Maryland teens can text “Ready” to 887-09 for e-cigarette quitting tips and support
• Key facts and resources about e-cigarettes/vapes
• Free, confidential, 24/7 support to quit tobacco for anyone ages 13+
• Latest information from the Truth Initiative, including videos and ways to get involved
• Design your vaping quit plan and get help quitting through an app, texting, or chat

Leadership Resources (MASC handouts and workshop presentations)

• Equity, Anti-Racism, Social Justice (link to google drive)

Link to Outside Resources (MASC has no ownership or control of outside resources)
• #ICANHELP – delete negativity online!  (iCanHelpdeletenegativity.org)

MASC Regions and Divisions

(listing and links)

National Student Council (NatStuCo) (MASC has no ownership or control of outside resources)
Since 1931, the goal of the National Student Council (NatStuCo) has been to help all student councils become more effective organizations. NatStuCo represents middle-level and high school councils nationwide. It seeks to provide a valuable leadership partnership between students and their schools. It creates an opportunity for students to become effective leaders, thus encouraging and influencing a positive school climate.

– MASC’s Delegation to the NatStuCo LEAD Conference  
– MASC’s Delegation to the NatStuCo Region 2 Conference
– MASC’s Delegation to the NatStuCo National Conference
– MASC and National Junior Honor Society Pamphlet
 

SMOB Spectrum Chart

Click on the SMOB graphic to go to postings from the current state SMOB

 

Maryland General Assembly (MASC has no ownership or control of outsider resources)

The General Assembly is Maryland’s legislative body and directly represents the electorate. The state has 47 districts represented by 47 Senators and 141 Delegates

 

Maryland State Board of Education (MASC has no ownership or control of outsider resources)

The Maryland State Board of Education (State Board) was organized in 1864 and, as the head of the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), has general control and supervision over public schools and the educational interests of the State.